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Philip J. Lucas, Ph.D.

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Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch
Transplantation Immunology Section
Staff Scientist
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Bldg. 10, CRC Room 3-3288
Bethesda, MD 20892-1203


BS,The Pennsylvania State University 1982
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
PhD, The George Washington University 1991
Microbiology and Immunology
Fellow, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 1991
Mentor Dr. Dennis Loh
Fellow, NIH, Experimental Immunology Branch 1995
Mentor Dr. Ronald Gress
Staff Scientist, NIH, Experimental Transpl & Immunology Branch 2000


My major research interest is understanding T cell homeostasis and the signals involved in communicating peripheral T cells status to the thymus. It is well known that the number and type of T cell is tightly regulated through a complex network of chemokines, hormones, cytokines and cell-cell interactions. Disruption of T cell homeostasis by altering T cell numbers in the peripheral immune system has been a useful tool in understanding the multitude of signals involved in peripheral T cell homeostasis. We are using similar methods to identify which of these signals are necessary to modify T cell output from the thymus.

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